RALEIGH —Rockingham native Dr. Jerry McGee was among the eight people scheduled for induction into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame it was announced Thursday.
McGee, who has been president at Wingate University since 1992, was selected as a football official. McGee has refereed more than 400 college games over the past 36 years and was routinely selected for post-season assignments including the Inaugural ACC Championship game, the Florida Citrus Bowl twice, the Rose Bowl twice, the Gator Bowl twice, the Army/Navy game twice, the Orange Bowl, the Liberty Bowl, the Peach Bowl, the Snow Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Motor City Bowl, the Houston Bowl, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the Golden Isle Bowl three times and the Holiday Bowl.
In addition, he was one of the officials for the 2009 BCS Championship Game between the Florida Gators and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Joining McGee in this year’s class is former Wilson Fike football coach Henry Trevathan, ex-North Carolina basketball star Lennie Rosenbluth and championship skier Kristi Overton Johnson will join the hall in ceremonies scheduled for May 9 in Raleigh.
Trevathan led Fike to three state titles from 1967-69. Rosenbluth was the star of the Tar Heels’ 1957 NCAA championship team, and Johnson has captured 80 professional titles.
Other inductees are veteran sportswriter Wilt Browning; former Duke and Buffalo Bills running back Wray Carlton; Guilford College and NBA star M.L. Carr; and former North Carolina State baseball coach Sam Esposito.